Unfounded accusations of criminality are a long-standing tool of racism and bigotry and such claims should be challenged.
In the United States Sociologists Michael Light, Jingying He, and Jason Robey used crime and immigration data from Texas from 2012 to 2018 to find that relative to undocumented immigrants thatU.S.-born citizens are:
2 times more likely to be arrested for violent crimes;
2.5 times more likely to be arrested for drug crimes;
4 times more likely to be arrested for property crimes.